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Tree Band saw box - Walnut

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Project by rockmolsen posted 05-09-2015 10:48 PM 2402 views 21 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got around to doing a another of these, this time with walnut and plywood. The handles are purpleheart and I flocked the inside of the drawers with black flocking. I spent a lot more time rounding over the branches and outer sides of the drawers to give it a more tree branch sort of look.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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#1 posted 05-09-2015 11:02 PM

Wow I really like it. You did a swell job on making it too.

I sure would like to try it if you want to pm me a copy of the template.

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 11:29 PM

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#3 posted 05-10-2015 12:42 AM

Great design with your bandsaw box.!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#4 posted 05-10-2015 12:45 AM

That’s a fine box Rick, great work and thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 05-10-2015 01:14 AM

I like it very cool.

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#6 posted 05-10-2015 01:35 AM

Very nice looking box Rick. I love the design and have made many of them myself. No matter what wood you use they all look great.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 05-10-2015 02:07 PM

Really nice. I like the “Softer” look with rounding the edges… lots of sanding!
If you don’t mind letting me know, what’s the overall size?
Based on my wife’s positive comments on your box, I’m guessing I might be trying one myself.
How long did it take to come up with a functional design for this?

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#8 posted 05-10-2015 05:04 PM

Extremely well executed on all aspects!

-- just rjR

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#9 posted 05-10-2015 06:39 PM

Thanks all – after seeing something similar I had my wife help with the design. Yes lots of sanding, a combination of hand sanding and a small sanding drum on a Dremel. The dimensions are 6”H x 8”L x 4 1/2”D. Here is the link to the first prototype – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/97245.

1 entry and a separate exit cut before the outside is shaped, it easier to glue back. I also intentionally made the draw depths a bit shorter to make the tree limbs more pronounced.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#10 posted 05-10-2015 07:02 PM

WNCGUY – your boxes are great also. Have wanted to try the Men’s valet boxes, next on my list!

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#11 posted 05-10-2015 07:25 PM

Thanks for nice comment Rick.
I reviewed your earlier build on this design, also very nice.
Now that I know your wife provided design expertise, perhaps I can get my wife to do the same & then I’ll make one based on your work!
On most of the boxes I’ve been doing lately, I don’t have just one cut into the box… typically I make a cut across the entire width (or height depending on design) as I feel I get a tighter glue up.
Based on your work, you’ll make a fine valet box.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#12 posted 05-10-2015 08:57 PM

Very Impressive. Inspiring to say the least.

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#13 posted 05-10-2015 09:32 PM

It would have been nice if the grain ran in the same direction as the entry and exit cuts. My wife was a graphic designer and is extremely artistic. If she draws it, I can build it !!!! We are collaborating on some stuff for an Arts and Crafts flea market next weekend. She does copper enameling so she is making me copper disks to add to some turned lidded ring boxes see below I’ll be posting these next.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#14 posted 05-13-2015 05:09 PM

Rick

Love the boxes.

Wood turning is my favorite thing to do and it is the most relaxing also.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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